John Schnipkoweit has founded multiple technology companies, leading innovative teams to scale engineering, products and operations. Working closely with his business partners, John's creative problem solving, design thinking and experience have been instrumental in bootstrapping startups into profitable ventures, with his most successful growing beyond 50 employees and over 20 million users.
In addition to winning three consecutive awards for fastest growing company in the region (topping 250% growth, year over year), John has been awarded the "40 under 40", "Best User of Technology" and "Clean Technology of the Year", by the Technology Association of Iowa.
In addition to leading entrepreneurial minded teams, John often mentors and supports other entrepreneurs, forging a path for startups around the world - leading meetups, organizing startup weekends, mentoring at accelerators and facilitating educational workshops. Additionally, John has founded multiple companies that aim to have an impact in getting people active, forging partnerships with industry leaders, such as Nike and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
John's thought leadership on technology, entrepreneurship and digital health has been highlighted on panels and keynotes on many occasions, for groups ranging from established business leaders like Rotary to international startup conferences such as SLUSH(Helsinki), IncMTY(Mexico), AcceleratorFest(Canada) and StartupFest(Canada); and in the US at StartupWeek(CO), WireMeAwake(SD), EntreFest(IA) and Mission Creek ALT(IA). John has been featured and quoted in publications including Inc Magazine, The Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette and Corridor Business Journal. Additionally, John has co-organized and led many informal groups and non-profit organizations, relating to startups, the arts and economic development.
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